“You have to create a safe space to fail within your organization. You have to be disruptive – you have to be internally disruptive, which is what I did at Tyson, and you have to be open to external disruption through partnership & innovation."
-Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer at Big Idea Ventures, on how large corporations can reinvent themselves through disruption & the opportunity to partner with startups.
In this podcast episode, we sit down with Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer at Big Idea Ventures, to discuss A Climate-Positive Food Ecosystem.
Tom is a venture capitalist investing to drive sustainability in the global food supply chain.
Before joining Big Idea Ventures, Tom was a Founding Partner & Chief Financial Officer for Tyson Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. At Tyson, he led investments in Beyond Meat, Clear Labs, FoodLogiQ, Future Meat Technologies, Memphis Meats, MycoTechnology, Inc., New Wave Foods & Tavola.
We had a great conversation about investing in sustainability innovations in the food industry & what's next for the space.
This conversation was recorded during our most recent event – What's Next Now: Sustainability - An Innovator's Guide to Climate Action.Click here for a recap of the event.
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